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The importance of Physiotherapy to treat shoulder tendinitis.

Updated: Feb 26, 2022

First of all, health care is essential in everyone's life, whether to treat or to prevent a problem that may arise in the future, so in moments when some pain bothers you, the help of physiotherapy sessions is necessary.

In this way, it is possible to improve the quality of life through different treatments, which aim to improve the individual, and this is no different when it comes to shoulder tendinitis.

Now, check out the post until the end and learn more about what it is and the importance of Physiotherapy treatment.

What is shoulder tendinitis?

In general, tendinitis or tendinopathy, can be exemplified as inflammation in the tendon. In the shoulder, the most common inflammation is in the rotator cuff and the tendon of the long head of the biceps.

In summary, this problem can arise due to multiple repetitions of the same movement, or it can be caused by overload.

Tendons are fibrous and resistant tissues, which are located throughout the joint regions of the body, in addition they are responsible for allowing movement and for making all the connection between muscles and bones.

What is the importance of physiotherapy in treatment of shoulder tendinitis?

Firstly, performing the necessary procedures for both recovery and pain relief are of paramount importance, because at times inflammation in the shoulder can cause great pain and make it difficult to carry out activities.

Thus, it is currently possible to find specialists in the area who help throughout the process, and through specialized shoulder physiotherapy, it will be possible to control inflammation and correct incorrect movements, allowing pain relief and mobility of this part of the body.

In addition, physiotherapy in the shoulder becomes of paramount importance to prevent that joint range of motion decrease and there is a loss of strength in the shoulder, that is, its purpose is aimed at ensuring that everything continues according to its functionality and decreasing the pain levels.

Some of the main advanced techniques for the treatment of the shoulder tendinitis is focal shockwave therapy and this technique used in shoulder physiotherapy have as main purpose:

1. Relieve as pain;

2. Control inflammation;

3. Assist in tendon recovery;

4. Avoid joint retraction;

5. Help with shoulder mobilization;

6. Correct the wrong shoulder movements.

Thus, after completion of all treatment, the patient must continue to perform the exercises indicated by the Physiotherapist. However, it is still necessary to be alert to any emergence of new nuisances.

It is worth remembering that at the beginning it is important not to exert excessive muscle efforts and to avoid exercises that require movement above the head.


To sum up, Physiotherapy to treat shoulder tendinitis can help in several aspects, in addition to offering an improvement in the patient's life. In this way, we realize how essential health care is in everyone's life.

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